Public health

New Analysis Shows Widespread PFAS Contamination of Tap Water in CA

Credit: Brian Maranan Pineda for NRDC Estimate of Californians with PFAS in drinking water jumps to 25 million - highlights…

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California introduces rule to end fracking in the state

The proposed regulation will phase out fracking in the light of increasing public concern about the practice and its contribution…

2 weeks ago

Gastrointestinal Issues Increase In South Bay With Possible Ties To Transboundary Flows

Photo: South Bay Urgent Care has seen an increase in gastrointestinal issues during spikes in transboundary flows. Photo by Alessandra…

2 months ago

Who Pays to Get Forever Chemicals Out of Drinking Water? It Could Be You

Officials say settlements with 3M and DuPont won’t cover all of the costs of building new filtration systems Photo: Wausau,…

2 months ago

Petroleum From Red Hill Leaks May Be Lingering In Pearl Harbor Drinking Water

A new EPA report lends credence to complaints that residents say were otherwise falling on deaf ears. Photo: The Navy…

2 months ago

California wildfires could be transforming natural metals into cancer-causing compounds

Wildfires in parts of the U.S. West may be transforming a benign form of chromium into its cancer-causing counterpart —…

2 months ago

Toxic chemical reactions fuel crises at L.A. County landfills

Photo: The Sunshine Canyon landfill lies just beyond the Granada Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Area residents have complained of…

3 months ago

Stricter Microplastics Regulations Are on the Horizon. Here’s How California Manufacturers Should Prepare

According to the American Chemical Association, the average American consumes up to 121,000 microplastic particles each year—through air, water, and soil—and…

3 months ago

Military firefighters’ ‘forever chemical’ exposures remain unrecognized by the VA.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the armed forces began employing aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) on many U.S. military…

3 months ago

Microplastics could trigger cloud formation and affect the weather, new study suggests

Sunset scenery at Mount Tai in Tai'an, east China's Shandong Province on May 23, 2018. Jia Guangrui/SIPA/Zuma CNN — Microplastics…

3 months ago